Mount Vernon News
  • Robert E. Shearer

  • May 31, 2011

MANSFIELD — Robert E. Shearer, 85, of Mansfield, died Saturday, May 28, 2011, in Hospice of North Central Ohio, Ashland, following a month-long illness.

He was born in Cleveland on Jan. 8, 1926, to Ernest and Pearl (Wolf) Shearer. Robert was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Korean War. On Aug. 2, 1951, he married Kathleen Sword, who preceded him in death. An entrepreneur, Robert was a self-employed local gas station owner and operator for many years.

He is survived by two sons, Keith “Kimo” (Sandie) Shearer and Dennis Shearer; a daughter, Julie (Dirk) Haag; nine grandchildren, Kristen Shearer, Erin Nelson, Joseph Shearer, Jesse Shearer, Devan Haag, Josh Haag, Matt Haag, Jacqueline and Mike Thompson, and Tiffany Wittmer; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be Friday, June 3, at 6 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, Mansfield, with the Rev. Steven Mortach officiating.

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